We support a variety of
affiliate link styles and you can easily choose the most suitable affiliate link style for your
needs, with a single click.
Standard affiliate links (Redirect),
formerly "Old style tracking" work like any other link. To create a click the link always
points to a script in your Post Affiliate Pro installation folder including some affiliate
variables of Post Affiliate Pro:
This script registers a click to an affiliate with the
particular refid and a commission computed based on the campaign to which the banner
identified by a_bid variable belongs.
When the click is saved, the target URL
from this banner is used for redirection. So even if you click on a link like
finally you will end up at the
destination URL (target URL) of the banner defined in the application and having the ID
represented by the value of a_bid in the link you have
This type of affiliate link is not the
best for SEO. For the best SEO use Anchor links or Direct links.
This style of linking is very common
and is used on many websites. It calls the parameters directly from the URL, and the
link looks like this:
This is the same tracking
method as "New Style Links", but with one difference which makes the linking
Nowadays, people like SEO optimized websites, and
these type of links (anchor links) are the best for performing SEO.
They are even better than the links rewritten
with MOD rewrite (.htaccess). The anchor links work the same way as "New Style
Links", but now the variables are called as an anchor - within the page. Google
loves these kind of links, so your tracking will win with this style. The links
look like this:
This kind of tracking is the
most difficult kind to manage, but can result in good, search angine friendly
links. We still believe that the anchor links are more effective than the SEF
links; however some merchants do not like the idea of having any parameters in
the URL (including anchor), so these kinds of SEF links with Mod Rewrite are
the only option for them.
Example of a link:
DirectLinks is an advanced feature
that allows your affiliates to link directly to your site without additional
parameters in the URL.